ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco

Transformers News: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 2:16PM CDT

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Happy Bee Day!

With today marking the release of the Bumblebee Movie on home media, we've got two stories to share!

The first is that Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), the company behind the movie's effects, have posted a case study on their work for the film. The study is a treasure trove of information and concept art from the movie's opening Cybertron scene, some of which we have mirrored here for your convenience.

Please click here for the case study and enjoy the concept art! Don't forget that Bumblebee is out now on DVD, Blu Ray and Ultra 4K Blu Ray, pick up your copy today.

Transformers News: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco

Transformers News: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco

Transformers News: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco

Transformers News: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco

Transformers News: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco

Transformers News: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco

Transformers News: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco

Transformers News: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco

The second story is that the Bumblebee statue has arrived at Pier 39 in San Francisco! Celebrating the home media release! We have recieved this press release from Paramount to go along with the following publicity shots which we share below:

A larger-than-life Bumblebee statue greets fans at PIER 39 on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in San Francisco, Calif. to celebrate the hit film’s arrival on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. An action-packed adventure that’s fun for the whole family, Bumblebee features several locations around San Francisco.



Fans pose for photos with a towering Bumblebee statue at PIER 39 on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in San Francisco, Calif. to celebrate the hit film’s arrival on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. An action-packed adventure that’s fun for the whole family, Bumblebee features several locations around San Francisco.


Transformers News: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco

Transformers News: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco

Transformers News: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco

Transformers News: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco

Transformers News: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco

What do you think of the effort that ILM went to for this movie? Will you be visiting Pier 39 while Bumblebee is there? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!
Credit(s): Paramount
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Re: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco (2017628)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on April 2nd, 2019 @ 2:23pm CDT
Wish we had an artist's concept of Soundwave's cybertronian alt mode

Besides that, love the art, and am I the only one getting WFC(the game) vibes from both Bee and Prime in vehicle mode? Both have alot of cues to that look for me ;)^
Re: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco (2017632)
Posted by TFmonkeybiz on April 2nd, 2019 @ 2:55pm CDT
Nathaniel Prime wrote:Wish we had an artist's concept of Soundwave's cybertronian alt mode

Besides that, love the art, and am I the only one getting WFC(the game) vibes from both Bee and Prime in vehicle mode? Both have alot of cues to that look for me ;)^


I see it too. I think they look cool.
Re: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco (2017642)
Posted by hausjam on April 2nd, 2019 @ 4:28pm CDT
I still would be interested in hearing a rationalization why Cybertronian Optimus Prime has truck windows on his chest. Did Alpha Trion have a premonition that Optimus would eventually need to travel to another planet and blend in with the fleshling's delivery vehicles? Just because we didn't question 1980's cartoon logic doesn't mean I won't question 2019 movie logic. ILM designers have gotten criminally lazy since GL sold them off.
Re: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco (2017645)
Posted by Jumpstart1083 on April 2nd, 2019 @ 5:14pm CDT
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Re: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco (2017646)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 2nd, 2019 @ 5:26pm CDT
hausjam wrote:I still would be interested in hearing a rationalization why Cybertronian Optimus Prime has truck windows on his chest. Did Alpha Trion have a premonition that Optimus would eventually need to travel to another planet and blend in with the fleshling's delivery vehicles? Just because we didn't question 1980's cartoon logic doesn't mean I won't question 2019 movie logic. ILM designers have gotten criminally lazy since GL sold them off.
It's because Travis Knight wanted him to look like G1 Optimus.
Re: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco (2017649)
Posted by TulioDude on April 2nd, 2019 @ 5:50pm CDT
Those pictures look great!
Re: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco (2017660)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 2nd, 2019 @ 8:44pm CDT
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These are gorgeous right here.

And they are proof to me that I really really REALLY wish these designs would have been the foundation of a new, different universe movie or TV series. They are so cool, but so at odds with the design from this universe that I really like that that dominates the rest of the movie.

Still love them though, just needed to be in a different place.

BTW, I now really want an "Into the Spiderverse" but using Transformers
Re: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco (2017682)
Posted by william-james88 on April 2nd, 2019 @ 11:12pm CDT
We have a fun feature for you today. The Seibertron site got to meet the writer for Bumblebee, Christina Hodson, for an interview conducted by our very own Jon Bailey. There was more fun to be had as well:

Go with Jon Bailey (voices of Shockwave & Soundwave) to Paramount Studios to interview Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson, create the sounds of Bumblenee with foley artists Dawn Lunsford and Alicia Stevenson & go under the hood of the actual VW Bumblebee car with mechanic Sarah Lyon! BUMBLEBEE IS OUT NOW ON DIGITAL, DVD, BLU-RAY & 4K ULTRA HD!
Special thanks to Paramount & Seibertron.com!





We hope you had fun with this as much as Jon did. Please remember that Bumblebee is out on Blu Ray today for all of you to enjoy!
Re: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco (2017697)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on April 3rd, 2019 @ 7:09am CDT
I love that when you go to the link to look at all of them, you get to arcee, and they have a headshot of one of the 3rd party toys.
Re: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco (2017701)
Posted by Randomhero on April 3rd, 2019 @ 8:12am CDT
Rodimus Knight wrote:I love that when you go to the link to look at all of them, you get to arcee, and they have a headshot of one of the 3rd party toys.



Not the first time it’s happened. I still remember watching the SFX section of the first movie and of course the main animator that’s interviewed was someone who looks like a stereotypical transformers nerd. Over weight, glasses, transformers shirt and a desk that is engulfed in toys and what’s right in front of them all? Fansproject city commander.
Re: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco (2017707)
Posted by joevill on April 3rd, 2019 @ 10:29am CDT
Way to go Jon!!! :APPLAUSE: ;)^ :BOWDOWN:

:michaelbay:
Re: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco (2017727)
Posted by o.supreme on April 3rd, 2019 @ 12:28pm CDT
BUMBLEBEE IS OUT NOW ON DIGITAL, DVD, BLU-RAY & 4K ULTRA HD!


They forgot VHS ;)
Re: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco (2017731)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 3rd, 2019 @ 12:44pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
BUMBLEBEE IS OUT NOW ON DIGITAL, DVD, BLU-RAY & 4K ULTRA HD!


They forgot VHS ;)

Well it was a one day thing, and how do we know what was on the tape? It could have just been a Rick roll with Bee's face over Rick Astley ;)
Re: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco (2017749)
Posted by Ratman_tf on April 3rd, 2019 @ 3:36pm CDT
hausjam wrote:I still would be interested in hearing a rationalization why Cybertronian Optimus Prime has truck windows on his chest. Did Alpha Trion have a premonition that Optimus would eventually need to travel to another planet and blend in with the fleshling's delivery vehicles? Just because we didn't question 1980's cartoon logic doesn't mean I won't question 2019 movie logic. ILM designers have gotten criminally lazy since GL sold them off.


They don't look specifically like truck windows to me.

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/ ... rmat=2500w

Maybe you're interpreting the shapes that way because we know he eventually gains his truck alt mode.
Re: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco (2017753)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 3rd, 2019 @ 4:49pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
BUMBLEBEE IS OUT NOW ON DIGITAL, DVD, BLU-RAY & 4K ULTRA HD!


They forgot VHS ;)
April Fools Day sure was fun, wasn't it? ;)
Re: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco (2017755)
Posted by o.supreme on April 3rd, 2019 @ 5:20pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
o.supreme wrote:
BUMBLEBEE IS OUT NOW ON DIGITAL, DVD, BLU-RAY & 4K ULTRA HD!


They forgot VHS ;)
April Fools Day sure was fun, wasn't it? ;)


Normally I dont care for fake news on April 1st, but yeah, that one was kind of fun....
Re: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco (2017773)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 3rd, 2019 @ 6:44pm CDT
How do you enter the contest more than once? Every time i go to it it still has everything checked and my entries arent going up
Re: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco (2017804)
Posted by jON3.0 on April 4th, 2019 @ 12:34am CDT
joevill wrote:Way to go Jon!!! :APPLAUSE: ;)^ :BOWDOWN:

:michaelbay:


Thanks!!!
Re: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco (2017805)
Posted by jON3.0 on April 4th, 2019 @ 12:35am CDT
o.supreme wrote:
BUMBLEBEE IS OUT NOW ON DIGITAL, DVD, BLU-RAY & 4K ULTRA HD!


They forgot VHS ;)


Actually they DIDN’T! They mailed out limited edition VHS tapes of the movie to the press! I got one!!
Re: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco (2017816)
Posted by Randomhero on April 4th, 2019 @ 5:53am CDT
jON3.0 wrote:
o.supreme wrote:
BUMBLEBEE IS OUT NOW ON DIGITAL, DVD, BLU-RAY & 4K ULTRA HD!


They forgot VHS ;)


Actually they DIDN’T! They mailed out limited edition VHS tapes of the movie to the press! I got one!!



Great work Jon! Also great work in Bumblebee! Your Shockwave and Soundwave were spot on! My friends really thought that was Corey Burton and Frank Welker! I said “no! That’s the guy who does the voice in Homest Trailers and he actually played Optimus Prime in a cartoon!” It blew their mind.

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